It was also driven by former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Surprise, surprise-Lotus founder Colin Chapman's company car was...a Lotus. A Turbo Esprit, no less, complete with large-scale 'Turbo' graphics, ruched red leather interior and wedge-tastic, gloriously '80s Giugiaro styling.Chapman's Esprit was built in February 1981 (
Simply gorgeous
Go on, which one of these new Lotus special editions is your favourite? Is it the black/gold car, as inspired by the John Player-liveried Type 72D in which Emerson Fittipaldi won five GPs in 1972? Or maybe it's the
That wasn't hard
Lotus was a big deal in the '60s-by 1968, it had three Formula 1 constructors' championships to its name, and the Elan and the Europa were selling pretty well.But it seems there was still a measure of confusion over its
Once completed, this car will be quick. Really quick
Lotus wants you to know its all-electric Evija hypercar is definitely, absolutely a Thing. A Thing that you will one day be able to buy. Which is why it's continuing to send us pictures (and videos) of it undergoing testing
See 1,972hp put to good use
And lo, it begins. Lotus has begun testing the car that will mark an entirely new chapter in the long, winding history of the fabled British sports-car maker.A car that, at first glance, is unlike any other Lotus that's
This is the future
Volvo and owners Geely are spinning-off their respective engine manufacturing operations into a new standalone business that "will seek to develop next-generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains."Volvo says the move will allow it to better focus on "the development
The name means ‘first in existence’
The name. Before we get to the looks of Lotus's first hypercar, the power of Lotus's first hypercar, or why indeed Lotus thinks it can blindside Bugatti and company, let's deal with the name. What four-wheeled unobtanium would
And it's going to be powered by electricity
Evv-eye-ah.That's the name that Lotus has chosen for its upcoming electric hypercar. Well, it's technically Evija, but this way you'll be able to practice your pronunciation before the car is revealed on the 16th of July.
The best kind of greeting
There is a myriad ways you can greet someone during this time of year, depending on where you are and what traditions the people around you follow. Likewise, car guys have their own ways of greeting one another. For example, some car-
A great mix of power and drivability
The current-gen series 3 Exige was first introduced in late 2011. Back then it was the first production Exige to make over 300hp--a milestone for the model. Fast-forward to May 2018 and we're already welcoming the latest Exige
Foilacar Industries is setting a new styling trend
We first met Lester Codog in 2009. Back then, the idea of 'foiling' a car was pretty much unheard of, with only a handful of wealthy folks availing of the service in the Middle East. Lester, being the visionary that he is,
Plus details on the new Elise
Lotus is being sold to Chinese car giant Geely, Associated Press reports. On the face of it this is good news for Norfolk. Volvo has been owned by Geely this past seven-plus years, and has flourished and remained master of its
Keep an eye out for them
In between liquidating shoot costs, filling cash advances and computing fuel consumptions for Top Gear Philippines, I regularly binge on Korean dramas to take a break. As much as I would like to avoid thinking about cars during these times, given the
This Lotus isn't for everyone
Up until last year, spotting a Lotus here in the country was a once-in-a-blue-moon occurrence. I can count the number of times I've seen an Elise, which is the Lotus I've been keen to try since
To go on sale in the coming months
Lotus has always been associated with lightweight sports cars with sharp handling. This philosophy has become more and more apparent with each new model, so it was no surprise when Lotus unveiled the ultimate road-going versions of the Elise and the
Another memorable year for motoring
Life in the Philippines is never boring, especially on the road. But as the year draws to a close, we can't help but feel that the past 12 months have been particularly colorful. With new cars, more traffic, and government shenanigans,
That's British car porn for you
Do you guys ever get this weird, indescribable feeling when you see a sweet ride go by? Well, British carmaker Lotus just so happens to be very damn good at producing such cars. And you know what else? The Exige, the Evora
Real sports cars for real drivers
You know your event has gearhead cred when there are supercars parked in front. This was the scene at the recent grand launch of Lotus Cars Manila in Greenhills, San Juan. The opening drew in the men who enjoyed--and could afford--
Who would have predicted that?
If somebody had told us even just as recently as five years ago that there would be as many British car brands in the Philippines as the Japanese in 2015, we would have definitely laughed. Not only because our market remains a
Are they competitive enough?
The official launch of Lotus Cars Manila is supposed to be in early August, but the Globe Slipstream event featuring Lotus Junior F1 Team driver Marlon Stockinger must have accelerated the distributor's schedule. During a dinner hosted by Lotus Cars Manila
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